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Matilija Dam – more slurry disposal

In preparation for the next Matilija Dam Design Oversight Group (DOG) meeting on December 4th, we have been out looking at the slurry disposal sites. The issue is summarized in notes from the last DOG meeting on October 2nd.In our comment letter, we pointed out that one of the proposed disposal areas (MODA) is a…
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Matilija Dam Meeting – October 2, 2008

Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration ProjectDesign Oversight Group Coordination MeetingOctober 2, 2008 9:00 AM – 12:00 The primary focus of this meeting was the Potential Slurry Disposal Area(s). Other features and related issues will be tabled for future DOG meetings. The meeting was well attended, and included several local residents, water district representatives, and other local…
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Japan Dam Tour 2008 – part I

September 9-16, 2008 I was invited to participate in a dam policy and field tour sponsored by River Policy Network, Japan (RPN). This was my 3rd trip to Japan to share the experience gained from the Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project. Over the past several years, RPN has done a great job of bringing scientists,…
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Matilija Dam Aug 7 meeting

On Aug 7, 2008, the Matilija Dam "Design Oversight Group" met for an all-day meeting in Ventura. Over 40 people participated, including several property owners and interested local residents. The group was brought up to date on current schedule and funding, and discussions were conducted regarding several of the project design components. The schedule shown…
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County found liable for flood damage

July 7, 2008 According to the Ventura County Star, "the county could end up paying millions of dollars to residents after a judge ruled Monday that four projects built by the county diverted high water flows from the Ventura River that slammed onto the bottom of the Monte Vista bluff, causing erosion and damaging houses...The…
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Matilija Dam – Arundo project Public Meeting #2

Tuesday July 1, 2008 - 7pm Around 20 people showed up at the Chaparral Auditorium in Ojai to hear the latest on the Arundo eradication efforts in the Ventura River watershed. This first on-the-ground action in preparation for the removal of Matilija Dam has caused some concern among local residents, who had numerous questions about…
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Matilija Dam – slurry disposal alternatives

Slurry Disposal to undergo Alternatives Analysis and CEQA review Over the past few months, the Matilija Coalition, CalTrout, Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, and CA Dept of Fish and Game have all expressed concerns about the Slurry Disposal component of the Matilija Dam project. This issue was summarized here: http://venturaecosystem.blogspot.com/2008/05/moda-its-back.html It seems our collective voice has…
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MODA – It’s back!

ISSUE: Slurry Disposal Site(s) for the Matilija Dam project 2 million cubic yards of fine sediments from Matilija reservoir are to be removed by slurry pipeline and deposited within the floodplain downstream. It was intended that these disposal sites would be temporary and would erode downstream into the ocean during future floods.These sites were selected…
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Land Conservancy hosts Matilija Dam lecture and tour

It's always fun to show people around and explain the complex project to remove Matilija Dam. This past weekend the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy hosted an evening presentation and morning field tour... (video courtesy of Rich Reid) Friday, April 25th at 7pm Healthy River, Healthy Community - Part IPresentation by: Paul Jenkin of the Matilija…
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